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Q: What is full settlement authority

In a Civil case must the plaintiff have full settlement authority

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Full settlement authority means having the power to negotiate and agree to a settlement in a civil case without needing further approval from anyone else. This authority allows a party to make binding decisions about the terms of the settlement during negotiations or mediation.

In California, the plaintiff does not need to personally have full settlement authority, but it is crucial for someone involved in the settlement discussions to have this power. This ensures that decisions can be made promptly, avoiding delays that might occur if further approval is needed from another party.

Having full settlement authority present during negotiations helps facilitate smoother and more efficient resolution of disputes. It enables immediate decision-making, which can be critical in reaching a mutually agreeable settlement. If you are involved in a civil case, ensure that either you or your representative has the necessary authority to finalize the settlement.

Delaram Keshvarian
Delaram Keshvarian
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  • Foreclosure Defense Lawyer
  • Orange, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Thank you for your question!

No, there is no such requirement unless the Plaintiff settles on behalf of an organization, another person, etc. This applies to both Plaintiffs and defendants.

This is merely a discussion of general laws and not legal advice. For legal advice, more specific facts and investigations are needed. I recommend you consult with an attorney for more details.

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